In his book, "Och vad har det med mig att göra?" (English Edition: “A Crime in the Family”) the Swiss writer and journalist Sacha Batthyany portrays the quest for the truth about a massacre during World War II, which a great aunt of him at least was closely involved in, and perhaps guilty of.
Sacha Batthyany was born in 1973 in Zurich and now lives in Washington where he works as a correspondent for the Swiss Tages-Anzeiger and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In the book Batthyany traces his own family's history and writes about how he begins to travel back in time to unravel the massacre, which discloses Jew-hatred and persecution in the family, and leads him him to distant places such as the Gulag and Buenos Aires. Batthyany realizes that the history burdens him like a heavy yoke but "Batthyanys book is also a promise. It says that the Holocaust will continue to concern us even after the last survivors are gone. "(Björn Wiman Dagens Nyheter)
in a conversation with Svante Weyler, publisher
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in conversation with Ingrid Elam, critic and professor of creative writing at the University of Gothenburg
Tuesday, April 25, at. 19:00
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